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{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl3366\margr3304\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn3366\margrsxn3304\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\qc\li0\fi0\ri182\sb0\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs19 CHAPTER II}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qc\li1730\fi0\ri1894\sb65\sa0\sl-396\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\scaps\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 section \scaps0 A \expndtw-13 PALEOLITHIC AGE}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li0\fi425\ri0\sb194\sa0\sl-238\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 The story of the early man in India is largely shroud\-\expndtw4 ed in mystery. The common belief is that the remotest \expndtw5 past represented the \i Satyuga\i0\loch\af0\hich\af0\dbch\f1\cchs0 \'97\hich\af0\dbch\af1\loch\f0\cchs0 an age when man lived \expndtw4 in an ideal state of happiness, free from misery, want, \expndtw5 and decay. Sober history unfortunately does not know \expndtw7 of any such golden period. On the other hand, all \expndtw8 indications point to the fact that primitive man was \expndtw3 sunk in the darkness of ignorance and barbarism., and \expndtw6 that he marched towards the light of civilisation only \expndtw15 by slow stages. So far as our evidence goes the \expndtw3 earliest inhabitants of India were perhaps the palaeoli\-thic (derived from Greek words signifying 'old stone') \expndtw5 men. They were a savage people who sought shelter \expndtw6 under trees and in natural caverns.\super 1\nosupersub  They had no idea \expndtw8 of cultivation, and probably did not quite know how to make a fire. They could not turn out pottery, and \expndtw6 were ignorant of the use of metal. They lived on the \expndtw1 chase and on nuts, roots, and fruits afforded by nature. \expndtw6 Their implements for purposes of peace and of war against wild beasts and other denizens of water and \expndtw2 forests were chipped in stone, and were of crude work\-\expndtw-4 man shm 2 Tf \i \\c \i0 nntPWAfflw fhat \i a \i0 tnainfifv of fViPtn}\par }